Friday, July 17, 2015

Police Seek Help In Finding Vehicle Involved in Hit-and-Run in Waukegan

Car suspected in hit-and-run 
Waukegan Police are asking for the public's help in locating a two-door green sedan that was involved in a fatal hit-and-run in Waukegan on Tuesday morning. The fatal bicycle accident took place at Washington Street and Martin Avenue in Waukegan around 8 a.m. in the morning.

The offender was caught on nearby security camera footage wearing a red jacket and fled eastbound on Washington Street. 54-year old Jack Henderson of Waukegan was killed in the fatal collision. Mr. Henderson was taken to Vista Medical Center after the collision where he was pronounced. The police are also asking for help in locating any next of kin to Mr. Henderson. Anyone with any information should contact the Waukegan Police at 312-599-2631.

This is another tragic example of a bicyclist who was not only a victim as a vulnerable user of the roadway, but left by the offender. Illinois law requires that any motorist who is involved in a collision involving personal injury or death to not only stay at the scene, but to take reasonable measures to assist the victim in obtaining medical assistance.

Keating Law Offices is the premiere personal injury law firm representing victims of bicycle accidents in Illinois. The firm is based in Chicago, Illinois and represents clients throughout Illinois. If you have any questions regarding this post or have a question regarding personal injury law, please contact Illinois Bicycle Attorney Mike Keating at 312-239-6787 (Office) or 312-208-7702 (Nights/Weekends). Our staff and operators are available around the clock. You can also email 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All e-mails and phone calls are returned promptly. All initial consultations are confidential and free.